The Salvation Army lends first aid, comfort to first responders and victims of Oklahoma tornadoes

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The Salvation ArmyEmergency Disaster Services teams continue to respond to areas affected by a series of tornadoes that occurred this past Sunday and Monday. Service area includes Carney, Shawnee, Cleveland County and Moore, OK.

As of yesterday evening, The Salvation Army has provided 4,314 meals, 5,552 drinks and over 2,500 snacks to those affected by the tornadoes as well as emergency first responders. Additionally, emotional and spiritual care has been provided to over 100 persons. Meals, hydration and emotional and spiritual care are being provided by crews and mobile feeding units from Hot Springs, Jonesboro and Pine Bluff, Arkansas alongside Central Oklahoma Area Command, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, McAlester, Muskogee, Shawnee and Tulsa, OK.

“The Salvation Army is calling on everyone to pray for all of those impacted by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma,” says Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army. “Many of these impacted communities will take months, or even years to recover. The Salvation Army is committed to being there with them throughout and providing aid wherever it’s needed.”

The Salvation Army works closely with local emergency management officials, fire departments and police departments to respond to incidents within the community.  For updates on how you can help support relief efforts, please visit www.SalvationArmyPendel.orgor follow @SalArmyPhilly on Twitter.

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